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Q&A Sessions: Frank Chikane on the rainbow where colours never meet

Reverend Frank Chikane has just completed six years as the chairperson of the Kagiso Trust. He speaks about corruption, his children’s views and how churches can be mobilised

Oh Shucks, an accidental blackface hero

Leon Schuster is having a few movies of his removed from Showmax and Phumlani Pikoli figures: what better time to reflect on this bruh than now?

Should we really celebrate the equality court ruling on the apartheid flag?

The recent ruling that displaying the old South African flag is hate speech has been welcomed in many circles. But it could have gone a lot further

The 1 000th cut was the deepest

The reaction to Ashwin Willemse’s walk-out on TV exposes the racial fault lines of outrage

Constitution demands radical change

This starts with the economy. And a look back at 20 years of our founding document reveals how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation

This new documentary is a rollercoaster ride of students' struggles for free education. But does it move you?

Okri’s insufficient renaissance

Ben Okri’s recent talk in Pretoria on African renaissance, left some indignant and still nowhere closer to discovering their own “mini enlightenment”.

Editorial: Make the rainbow real

We need to work out how to make the knowledge gained over the past 20 years work for us.

Twist memory and you distort identity

The truth of our past is being airbrushed out of our minds for the sake of nation-building.

Bill of Rights allows rainbow flag to fly proudly over rainbow nation

I hope that at pride events, with rainbow flags flying high, we celebrate one of the freedom movement's greatest icons, and reflect on his insight.

The notion of ‘the other’ may drive violence in SA

Several flaws in the rainbow nation may account for South Africa's frightened communities.

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Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

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Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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